The idea: this story is a diversity piece.
There will be two antagonists, alluding to my brother and I. One who is a runaway slave, the other a political exile. I don't know if I will include racial issues for the first or homosexuality for the second. Also, two major characters I want to include will be allusions to gender minorities (women) and rebels (apostates). There will be others who are minorities or not and I'm not sure where the story is going yet... but it will be a social commentary.